The Marva Collins Story Poster

Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: January 15th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Marva Collins (Cicely Tyson) is a Chicago schoolteacher who strives to do her best to educate her students. However, she grows frustrated by the boundaries imposed on her methods by a failing public school system. Confronted by stubborn colleagues and a reproachful principal, Collins boldly decides to go it alone. Using her own funds, she creates the prep school for inner-city students that she feels they deserve. This moving biopic is based on a true story.

Cast: Cicely Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Roderick Wimberly

Director: Peter Levin

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Inspiring, Underdog, 1970s, Sacrifice, Moving


Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie